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Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum

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Address: 191 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103
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Chronicling the artists and the music that shaped the legacy of...

Chronicling the artists and the music that shaped the legacy of "Memphis Sound," this museum features the Smithsonian's "Rock 'n' Roll: Social Crossroads" exhibition.

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Self-Guided Memphis Music Tour With Transportation

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Worth the time to visit when on Beale Street

Loved the movie and the exhibits that trace the history of the blues all the way back to the beginnings. You'll wear headphones for the tour once you've seen the short movie, and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Belleville, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved the movie and the exhibits that trace the history of the blues all the way back to the beginnings. You'll wear headphones for the tour once you've seen the short movie, and it's pretty funny to watch all the visitors in the museum silently bopping their heads to the tunes that only they can hear. It's nice that you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great downtown location. This Smithsonian-influenced museum covers the full gamut of country, blues, soul and rock 'n roll. After a 12-minute film, patrons take a self-guided tour with headphones and player. It's easy to spend 2 1/2 to 3 hours here! We opted for this spot, as opposed to Stax museum - glad we did, as Stax Studio was covered... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After going to several different museums in Memphis, the Rock 'n' Soul was our favorite. The audio tour was informative and fun (you could actually add different songs from the period to listen to in between the audio tour portions and at the end of the tour). It took us about 90min and we listened to most of the audio... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum isn't big, it takes about 1h30min with the audioguide (can take longer if you listen to the music available). I found it quite informative, telling the story of blues and rock since the beginning and a little bit of each of the artists and organizations that played a role in its growth. There is an hourly free shuttle... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not a large museum, but packed full of interesting information and memorabilia! Great music can be listened to on several jukeboxes.... The headsets were perfect...everything is at your own pace....great concept! Highly recommend!

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sorry, hate to be negative. Boring. Not exciting or interesting. Love that they tried to preserve some old junk, but really...don't waste your time or money ($12). Disappointed that this lame museum is actually connected with the Smithsonian. Go across to the Gibson Guitar Factory for an actual tour.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i had a great time wondering through the museum. It is a go on your own tour which is really nice. I was with a school group of college students and we each had our own interests. I looked all the history and photos and I would have liked to spend more time there but we were on a schedule.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent two hours in here and we all loved it. Very informative and there is opportunity throughout the tour to listen to the music from all eras on the museum tablets.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small museum packed with lots of cool memorabilia from the musical legacy of Memphis. It's self-guided audio tour allows visitors to peruse at their own pace. The full-length songs on the jukeboxes were a treat!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great museum. Multivisual experience, three hours went by so fast. My visit made me to start listening to Memphis originated music when I came home. Highly recommended!

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